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Peace Education

This programme concluded in March 2008

The final evaluation report can be downloaded here: Peace Education Evaluation July 2008.

Glencree Peace Education Programme for Schools and Youth Groups

“Creating safe learning spaces… Valuing people and communities.”

 

For the past ten years Glencree has continued to offer learning opportunities about Peacebuilding and Reconciliation to primary, secondary schools and youth groups.

Through a series of one-day or two-day programmes, young people visiting Glencree explore their understanding of themselves, others, and their relationship to communities at local, national and global levels.

Workshop activities connect to the Education Curriculum at levels appropriate to the age and subject range of each group.

Glencree currently offers five specific programmes tailored to the needs of the education curricula. However, we also design and deliver specific modules based on individual group needs when required.

 

Primary Schools - 6th Class Transitions

A half-day or one-day programme exploring the social and identity issues young people may face as they begin their transition from primary to secondary level schools. This programme aims to enable young people to deal with this transition and to promote peaceful leadership and team approaches to problem-solving.

 

Junior Cycle - Civic, Social & Political Education

A one-day programme exploring a core concept of CSPE at personal and local levels 

or

A two-day programme exploring a core concept of CSPE at personal, local, national and global levels.

Schools will choose one of the following concepts to be covered within their programme:

Concept 1 - Democracy

Concept 3 - Human Dignity

Concept 4 - Interdependence

 

Transition Year

A one-day or two-day skills-based learning programme for Transition Year groups, on either of the following chosen topics.

Communication Skills

Group-work / Leadership Skills

Conflict Resolution Skills

 

Senior Cycle – Religious Education

A one-day or two-day programme for Senior Cycle Religious Education groups on either of the following chosen topics:

Section D - Morality in Action

Section F - A Living Faith; Doing Justice

Section H - Story

 

Schools’ Leadership Programme

A one-day or two-day programme exploring themes of leadership, conflict resolution, effective communication and teambuilding for prefect / monitor teams. This programme will bring a leadership team through a process of team-building and developing practical conflict resolution skills in order to enhance peer leadership within schools.

 

Costs

The majority of costs within the Education Programme are subsidised. The fees that are charged cover the costs of facilitation (1:20 ratio), meals, (and accommodation for overnight programmes).

One-day programme: the minimum cost is €300.00 for all groups up to 15 participants. Larger groups should cost for an additional €20.00 for each further participant.

Two-day programme: the minimum cost is €675.00 for all groups up to 15 participants. Larger groups should cost for an additional €45.00 for each further participant.

 

Resource Packs

Worlds Apart? - A comprehensive set of resource activities exploring elements of peacebuilding and reconciliation at personal, local, national and global levels. This also includes conflict related resources and action project ideas.

Click here to download the Worlds Apart? resource Pack.  (pdf file, 1.24MB)

Northern Ireland – A Place Apart? – An informative and insightful resource developed by the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and 80:20 which explores conflict, peace and reconciliation within and between these islands.

The packs are available in hardcopy for €15.00 from educationbookings@glencree.ie.

 

Glencree adheres to a comprehensive child protection policy in line with Children First guidelines, which is available for schools and youth groups at our website, www.glencree.ie.

For further information, please contact the Glencree Peace Education Programme at +353 1 282 9711 or email us at educationbookings@glencree.ie.

 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our funders:

International Fund for Ireland Community Bridges Programme

Irish Aid

Ulster Bank

Leargas

 

 
 
 
Website supported by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation
Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation is a company limited by guarantee in the Republic of Ireland; Company Number: 50088 and registered charity number: CHY5943; and a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales under charity number 1137390 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 7152448. The registered address in Ireland is: Glencree, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Company Directors: Richard Belton, Denise Collins, Debbie Donnelly, John Flood, Bronagh Hinds, Peter Keenan (Chairman), Barbara Walshe.